WOODY WEATHERMAN of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY “We were always that kind of in between, sort of trying to defy the genres”.

In the video below CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist WOODY WEATHERMAN talks about the early days of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, touring with IRON MAIDEN and more with ZORAN THEODOROVIC. Continue reading “WOODY WEATHERMAN of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY “We were always that kind of in between, sort of trying to defy the genres”.”

ARCHITECTS Announce North American Tour

Architects, who recently released their eighth album, Holy Hell, via Epitaph Records, have announced their first North American tour in support of the 11-song album, with a month-long trek kicking off on April 26 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif.

Tour dates:

April 26 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

April 27 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren

April 29 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

May 1 Dallas, TX House of Blues

May 2 Austin, TX Emo’s

May 3 Houston, TX House of Blues

May 4 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

May 3 – 5 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville

May 7 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre

May 9 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom

May 10 St. Louis, MO Pop’s

May 12 Rockingham, NC Epicenter

May 14 Washington, DC 930 Club

May 15 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore

May 16 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel

May 17 – 19 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple

May 20 Worcester, MA Palladium

May 21 Montreal, QC Mtelus

May 23 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall

May 24 Detroit, MI The Majestic

May 25 Chicago, IL Concord

Tickets are available on Friday, Jan 18 at 10 am local time. Thy Art Is Murder and While She Sleeps open.

Holy Hell has received numerous year-end accolades, including Loudwire, Metal Injection, Metal Sucks, and overseas, earning year-end accolades from Kerrang and NME, who said: “the devastatingly raw ‘Holy Hell’ stood up as Architects’ best work yet, flirting with distress and defiance, and sounding more powerful than ever.”

Vocalist MATTIA MARTIN of BAD AS – “I want to get to the soul of people”!

Coming off their recent tour supporting legendary guitarist Vinnie Moore (UFO) and recently releasing their new album “Midnight Curse” on Rockshots Records, Italian hard-rock band Bad As are sharing a new lyric video for their track “Black Star”, which can be viewed below. Continue reading “Vocalist MATTIA MARTIN of BAD AS – “I want to get to the soul of people”!”

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival Announces Massive 3-Day Line Up

The wait is over! The INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival has announced the massive line-up scheduled to perform at its second annual event, set to feature colossal rock headliners Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch! Quickly becoming one of the nation’s premier rock festivals, INKCARCERATION – taking place this year on July 12, 13 and 14 at the historic Ohio State Reformatory, a.k.a. Shawshank Prison, in Mansfield, OH – will feature over 30 bands on two outdoor stages, 70 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks and for the first time, the haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison!

This year’s electrifying line-up also includes +Live+, Taking Back Sunday, Seether, Skillet, I Prevail, Starset, Red Sun Rising, Motionless in White, Fozzy, Buckcherry, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Andrew W.K., P.O.D., Stabbing Westward, Light the Torch, From Ashes to New, Smile Empty Soul, Eyes Set To Kill, Awake at Last, The Funeral Portait, Kerbera, Raven Black, Beyond Unbroken, Rivals, Impending Lies and The Everyday Losers, plus special performances by The Monster Dolls.

Field, Camping and VIP tickets are on sale NOW via here!

Once again, INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will take place at one of the most unique festival settings in the country – the Ohio State Reformatory. Considered one of the most haunted buildings in the country and the setting of the 1994 cinematic classic/IMDB’s highest rated movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption (celebrating its 25th anniversary his year), the Reformatory is centrally located about an hour away from Cleveland, Columbus, and Canton/Akron, Ohio and within a three-hour driving distance of Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, northern West Virginia, Michigan and southern Ontario. This is the perfect destination festival! Additionally, INKCARCERATION features tent and RV camping for a true outdoor festival experience! See below for more details.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon regarding tattoo artists, gourmet food trucks, and more!

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival promoters promise an epic year. “Building off such a strong inaugural year, we are so stoked to give our fans even more in year two. With Billboard chart-topping bands such as Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch leading the way, tattoo artists from around the globe, and the historic backdrop of the haunted Shawshank Prison, INKCARCERATION 2019 will be the don’t miss rock event of the summer in the Midwest!”

It’s Halloween in July at INKCARCERATION 2019!

Mentioned above, Escape from Blood Prison is the annual Halloween haunted house attraction hosted at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH. It typically runs from the end of September through early November every year, but INKCARCERATION will make this spooky attraction available for festival goers to experience all weekend long in 2019! Once Blood Prison takes over the reformatory, the enormous facility is filled with bloodthirsty inmates waiting for victims to enter and try and make it through the facility alive!

“It’s an honor to be able to open the doors of Blood Prison a couple months early and give the guests of INKCARCERATION a few scares in July! The warden, his family and the Blood Prison inmates are all excited to meet the fans at INKCARCERATION,” says Vic Amesquita, manager of Blood Prison.

WHITECHAPEL Chaos And Carnage Tour w/ Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite and more

This spring, WHITECHAPEL will co-headline the 2019 edition of the Chaos And Carnage US tour with Dying Fetus, in support of their upcoming album, The Valley (due out March 29th via Metal Blade). Support will be provided by Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, and Buried Above Ground. Tickets can be purchased at: chaosandcarnage.com. See all confirmed dates below.

“We are very excited to be a part of the Chaos And Carnage tour this year,” WHITECHAPEL issues in a collective statement. “Dying Fetus has been a band we have grown up listening to and has influenced our sound over the years. We are grateful for the opportunity to shred the US co-headlining with them.”

WHITECHAPEL Chaos And Carnage Tour w/ Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground:
4/18/2019 Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
4/19/2019 Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/20/2019 Reverb – Reading, PA
4/23/2019 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
4/24/2019 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
4/25/2019 Conrod Music Hall – Chicago, IL
4/26/2019 Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
4/27/2019 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/28/2019 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
4/30/2019 The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
5/02/2019 UC Theatre – Berkley, CA
5/03/2019 House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
5/04/2019 The Pressroom – Phoenix, AZ
5/05/2019 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
5/07/2019 The Complex – Springfield, MO
5/08/2019 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
5/09/2019 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
5/10/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
5/11/2019 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
5/12/2019 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
5/13/2019 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
5/15/2019 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/16/2019 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
5/17/2019 Ramkat – Winston Salem, NC

Watch Video of POSSESSED’S Entire Oakland Performance

In the video below POSSESSED perform a full set of death metal at Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, California – January 9th, 2019.

Set list of the night.

Intro / Pentagram, Beyond the Gates, The Eyes of Horror, Evil Warriors, Tribulation, Seance, Intro / The Heretic
My Belief, Abandoned, Storm in My Mind, Burning in Hell, Shadowcult, Intro / The Exorcist, Swing of the Axe, Fallen Angel, Death Metal

Encore:
Seven Churches, Satan’s Curse

POSSESSED took San Francisco’s metal scene by storm, playing with fellow Bay Area thrashers and friends EXODUS, and other bands- many now long gone. In 1982-1983, they recorded a four song demo. One of the demo tracks, “Swing of the Axe” ended up on the Metal Massacre 6 compilation and later on “The Best of Metal Massacre.” Released in October 1985 on Combat Records, Seven Churches set a new standard for extreme music. Combining lightening fast riffs, Becerra’s raspy trademark growl and speedy bass playing, Pummeling drums and Randy Burns’ production, Seven Churches created a whole new genre of music- death metal. Seven Churches went on to be one of Combat Records’ best-selling albums. Not bad for a quartet of high school kids!

Beyond the Gates. Released on Halloween in 1986, this album was especially well-received in Europe where they toured at the end of the year. The album that changed the landscape of heavy metal, Beyond The Gates was the highest selling Combat album that year.

At The Gates Release New Video Clip For “The Mirror Black”

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have just kicked off their massive European tour with Behemoth and Wolves In The Throne Room in support of their recent acclaimed album To Drink From The Night Itself. In addition to the tour, the band have also released the limited edition 7″ EP, The Mirror Black, and the Digital EP, With The Pantheons Blind, today.
 
Topping it off, AT THE GATES are also debuting a video clip for the track “The Mirror Black” featuring guest vocals by Rob Miller (Amebix, Tau Cross). The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media, who also is also responsible for the artwork duties of the entire To Drink From The Night Itself release. Check out the video below.
When we decided that we wanted to release the two Rob Miller tracks on a separate 7″, we felt that ‘The Mirror Black’ was worthy of its own video,” states Tomas Lindberg (vocalist) about the release. “Costin was already excited about the idea, and I explained the basic outlines of the idea of the song. Working with Costin always brings in another dimension to our music and my lyrics; so he did his own interpretation of the main theme of the song. I am super happy with the result, I really think that this is one of the best videos AT THE GATES have ever done. There are a lot of hidden meanings and other symbolism in this clip, so you can watch it many times and still find new stuff. We as a band are super excited about this release!”
The 7″ EP features the two songs “The Mirror Black” and “Daggers Of Black Haze” off AT THE GATES’ current album To Drink From The Night Itself and feature guest vocals by Rob Miller (Amebix, Tau Cross).
AT THE GATES – “The Mirror Black” 7″ EP (2 Tracks) – Tracklist:
Side A: The Mirror Black (Featuring Rob Miller) (04:38)
Side B: Daggers Of Black Haze (Featuring Rob Miller) (04:47)